Simone Enefer-Doy & Caroline Powell
Simone: After a useful start in health service accounting, Simone returned to education emerging into a fundraising career with Scope, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the e-Learning foundation. She used this experience to establish Lifelites, the unique charity donating and maintaining specialist technologies to enhance the lives of terminally ill and disabled children in hospices.
Caroline: Caroline turned her early teaching experience into a training career in both the private and public sectors. She accepted the challenge for Lifelites and, three years on, she has transformed the charity’s training remit to ensure children’s hospice staff understand how Lifelites technologies can enhance the short lives of the children they care for.
Life changing technologies for terminally ill and disabled children
Lifelites is a unique charity that donates and maintains specialist packages of assistive and inclusive technology for the 10,000 terminally ill and disabled children at 54 hospices across the British Isles. The technology packages which we donate to these children are simply life changing. The equipment gives children the opportunity to play, be creative, control something for themselves and communicate, for as long as it is possible. We’ve seen it for ourselves and now we want to share it with you. We will demonstrate just how incredible this assistive and multisensory technology is, and tell you about our most popular pieces of equipment, such as the Magic Carpet and Eyegaze. In doing so, we hope that we can demonstrate the impact that these technologies can have on the life of a child with a disability and how we give children with limited life, unlimited possibilities.